Rootikal & Cornell Campbell recognising Jamaica independence of 50 years

On Friday 3rd August 2012, Rootikal returned to East Village and collaborated with Reggae Roast to recognise 50 years of jamaican independence with a special dance featuring a live PA from one of the all-time greats, namely Cornell Campbell.

Cornell’s distinctive soulful sound has been been blessing us for over fifty-plus years.

check out further pictures in the Rootikal tab.

His career began at Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One, where he recorded his first track at the age of Eleven.

Before long he had recorded with Duke Reid, Striker Lee and Joe Gibbs, initially as the Sensations and then the Eternals before going solo under his own name.

He is still very active today having collaborated with France’s Irie Ites and Germany’s Rhythm & Sound.

It was a honour and privilege to see and hear the great Cornell Campbell.

Reggae Roast have been going strong for a long while about the same as Rootikal, so it was fitting to join forces for this special dance. From Reggae Roast there were James Harper and Dub Hunter continuing the Rootikal vibes after brother Ashley Beedle whom had made a exclusive horn-led mix, listen here: ‘feel the horns’. With residents David Hill and Mr Faso having got the crowd in tune with the Rootikal sounds. 

Upstairs was hosted by SDM’s Mr Shiver & Si Kurrage who were joined by Stuart Patterson for a party  session.

Look out for the next Rootikal dance with David Rodigan. Get your tickets early as he is not called

‘Ram Jam Rodigan’ for any other reason…..

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